Join Vancouver’s 125th Birthday Party!

FREE, all-ages event at Jack Poole Plaza featuring: 54-40, Bend Sinister, Olympic Cauldron Lighting, Birthday Cake and more

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 2pm to 10pm
Location: Jack Poole Plaza (site of the Olympic Cauldron), outdoor plaza at Thurlow & Canada Place, adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place)

The City of Vancouver was incorporated on April 6, 1886 and on April, 6, 2011 Vancouver will come together to celebrate 125 years of history with a free, fun-filled, family-friendly event that honours our city’s diversity, First Nations heritage and distinction as a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. The Birthday Live celebration begins with a ball hockey tournament for youth and adults at 2:00 PM and continues until 10 PM with live music, DJs, food, street arts, spectacular video art, special performances and more. Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson and other dignitaries will be on hand for official ceremonies including lighting the Olympic cauldron and cutting a BIG birthday cake! Close to transit, free bicycle valet on site.

View the full line-up of artists and activities for Birthday Live

Download the Schedule of Events & Location Map

More Information

Social Media: You can also follow Vancouver 125 on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute news and updates.

Transit routes and schedules: Visit or call 604.953.3333

Bicycle routes: Visit Bike Vancouver for more information on cycling maps and routes.

Bicycle valet: The team at BEST will be providing free valet service for bicycles at Birthday Live – ride your bike down to the celebration and have it locked up safe & secure!

Street hockey: Learn more about how to participate and visit the Five Hole for Food website to read about how street hockey games will benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

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There are 17 comments on “Birthday Live – April 6, 2011”

  1. cosette says:

    how to be volunteer in Birthday Live – April 6, 2011?



  2. Vancouver125 says:

    Details on how to volunteer will be posted soon. Please keep checking the blog or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for any announcements related to volunteer opportunities.

    Thanks for your interest!


  3. Cheryl says:

    It’s my birthday on April 6th, too! Might the City consider recognizing other British Columbians who share this same birth date in one of the ceremonial or other forms of celebration on that day?

  4. Vancouver125 says:

    What a great idea!

  5. Barry says:

    But MOST importantly, will there be a fireworks show? Seems like the best spot for one, but there’s no word yet? If so, I’ll be there from Victoria!

  6. Aiden says:

    yeah fireworks! What’s a party without them?

  7. Caroline says:

    I’m with Cheryl! I was born Apr 6 at St. Paul’s Hospital – let’s have a big Apr 6 birthday celebration.

  8. roger says:

    Congratulaions VANCOUVER!
    I’m from Poland. I was in Vancouver last year. Beautiful city.
    Congratulations again!

  9. carol pan says:

    When is the exate time for lighting up the fire at cauldron?
    When is the time for cutting cake?
    A group of us will be there to celebrate !

  10. Vancouver125 says:

    The official ceremonies including speeches, Olympic Cauldron lighting and birthday cake will be from 6pm to 7pm. Glad you’ll be joining the celebration!

  11. Looking forward to celebrating Vancouver’s Birthday and helping the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society all while playing road hockey!

    See you April 6th!

  12. Jennifer says:

    Im with Cheryl too! It’s my birthday too! I’ll be there anyways, but that’ll be so cool! 😀

  13. Craig says:

    Happy Birthday to Vancouver and to Carly R. on April 6th!

  14. graham knight says:

    Happy Birthday Carly! Hope you get great weather.
    Stay well
    God Bless
    Unlcle G

  15. Camille says:

    It’s my birthday, too! Pretty special to have such a huge celebration for my birthday!

  16. Heidi says:

    April 6th what a great day .. my birthday too 29th to be exact ! Happy birthday vancouver

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